Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Review : Lip Smacker Paul Frank Lip Balm

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I got the Lip Smacker Paul Frank Lip Balm in Julius' Strawberry Banana a while back for reviewing purpose. And I remember doing a great review on it. But after that, other lip balm came and I forgot about this one. It wasn't until recently when my lips were really dry that I digged this balm out of my collection to use because I remembered how moisturizing it is.

This lip balm is really really moisturizing. And long lasting too! It has a sheer pink sheen to it, so your lips may look a bit pinkish when you apply it. But one great thing that I love about this lip balm is the fact that I don't have to constantly reapply it throughout the day. If I don't eat, my lips would be moisturized the whole time! Yay for great lip balms!

I cannot remember how much this lip balm costs, but I do know you can find it in Guardian, Watsons and even Sasa! Lip Smacker usually has lots of promotions going on, and it's not as expensive as Burt's Bees' Lip Balm, considering how moisturizing it is.

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Here am I. In an ultra yellow picture. With a wink and a kiss. Because a post is never complete without a picture ;)



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Monday, February 25, 2013

Changes.

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Changes. It's inevitable, really. I realized this yesterday when I was out with le monsieur. We planned on watching Cloud Atlas, but when we got there, the only seats left were the front row seats (boohoo! I wanna watch it soooo badly *cries*). Anyways, after that, we did had a blast just walking around the mall, doing nothing (like what teenagers always do), shopping for shoes (which I ended up NOT buying cause of $$$), eating a wonderful dinner together...

You could have a sudden change of plans (like I did). Or you would have a change of hairstyle (as you can see in the picture above). Or maybe you'd have a change on where you stand (like if you're someone who's a non-believer in true love and then find true love and then you fall in love and become a believer... typical fairytale, no?). Maybe you'd have a change of mind (about a certain someone or a certain something).

But ultimately, these changes won't happen if you don't let it happen. If you're at the point in your life where you feel like nothing exciting is happening, then maybe, just maybe, you should let go a bit. Don't control your life that much. You won't know what you've been missing out on for the past few years of restricting yourself. Go on a holiday! Have fun! Go for some drinks. Or a party. Or some drinks at a party ;) You get what I mean. Just... be. Good luck everybody!



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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Photoshop much?

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The wonders of Photoshop. Picture above says it all, no? Colored lens, eyeshadows, eyeliners, fake eyelashes, nose sculpting, blush, skin smoothing, clearing up of blemishes, concealing of undereye bags, lip color, face slimming, teeth whitening... All done with photo editing softwares! To think that I'm not even that great of a photo editor.

Makeup is used to fool people in real life while tools like Photoshop is used to fool people in this virtual world. I rarely ever edit my pictures (except when I'm feeling very, very vain). All I do with them is adjust the exposure, the sharpness, the colors and sometimes add a few effects to it.

I admire those people who have to edit every single picture they post. I guess that explains the reason why they have views tenfold of mine. :P Oh well. I'll just be me. And keep posting pictures of the natural, makeup-less, touchup-less me. Or would you guys prefer me to edit my pictures before posting it up? Do tell me how you feel about it. :)



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Friday, February 22, 2013

Ecstatic.

Ecstatic. /ekĖˆstatik/ Feeling or expressing overwhelming happiness or joyful excitement.

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That's how I'm feeling right now. Joy. Happiness. Confident. Free. In love. This is really, really overwhelming. I know, I know. I'm always like this. I'm always extremely happy, freaking excited. But hey! There's no harm in being happy, no? Every second of me being happy is essential to me being contented with life. And every second of you being mad is going to lead to you being a sad, sad person. So smile :)

Phew! It's finally the last day of the week! I'm gonna be having a long weekend because there's no class Monday (well... sorta cause even though there's no class I still have to attend a meeting in the afternoon and I'm helping out with a dinner in the evening). But I'm excited for this weekend! Gonna start spring cleaning today (with the help of some people :P)... My room has been a mess. So much so that I don't even have a mood to clean it because it feels very hopeless. But hopefully that's gonna change over the weekend.

And Sunday is movie day! Yay! Gonna be watching two movies (at two different malls because of the clashing times and our budget)... Cloud Atlas (I've been waiting to watch this!) and another movie that I conveniently forgot the name of :P I'm so, so, so excited for Cloud Atlas. Hopefully it's not gonna disappoint me *cross fingers*

I just realize something : I LOVE BLOGGING! I have no idea why did I even stopped blogging for like two months. I know I said I was busy but the truth is I'm actually lazy. Very, very lazy. And just unmotivated. Meh me. But when a friend of mine encouraged me to continue blogging, I realized I love doing this. Recording a virtual diary of my life, my thoughts, posting reviews, getting emails from readers who were inspired by my posts... Hopefully I'm gonna be able to keep this up!

Sorry if this post is a bit... strange. I'm all alone in events class right now, since my friends have all left and I'm still waiting for my download to finish downloading :P Pardon all these scattered thoughts coming from a overly happy lady. Anddd I just realize I have a lot of hopes for this weekend! Hopefully it's gonna all come true! :D



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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Review : Beauty Junky Purifying Cucumber Peel-off Gel Mask

One of the things I hate about KL air and water is that it breaks me out. Real bad. Ever since I came here I have to use a mask every other day or I'd have pimples and whiteheads and blackheads all over my face. Today I'm gonna talk about the Beauty Junky Purifying Cucumber Peel-off mask that I got a while ago but never had the chance to use until recently.

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"This Cucumber Purifying Peel-off Mask is ideal for skin detoxing, it's an instant fix for oily, stressed and blemished skin." I absolutely love the peel-off masks by Montagne Jeunesse, so I was psyched when I saw this mask because though wash-off masks is everywhere, it's quite hard to find peel-off masks.

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This is me. With the mask on. The mask has a very thick consistency. It was green when I squeezed it out of the sachet but it turned clear when I applied it. There wasn't really any scent to it, which is great, cause sometimes the fragrance in masks can be a tad overwhelming. I only use about one-third of the whole sachet for my whole face, so I squeezed the rest out and kept them in a container.

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And this is me after I peeled the mask off. I actually love this mask more than the Montagne Jeunesse one, the reason being it's much much easier to peel-off and my skin feels much much clearer and fairer after peeling the mask off. It left my skin feeling tight and clean and bright and made it look fairer! Yay! Can't wait to try the other masks I bought from the Beauty Junky range :D

The Beauty Junky masks retails at a price of RM12.90 each, which is a bit more expensive compared to the RM5.90 Montagne Jeunesse masks. Plus, they are harder to find. They aren't available at drugstores, and can only be found in Stardust Studio at Fahrenheit 88 (in Malaysia :P).






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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Review : Maybelline Baby Lips in Mango Pie

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I got the Maybelline Baby Lips a long, long time ago, but I only started using it at the end of last year. The two lip balms I got was the Mango Pie one and the other mint one (that I haven't started using yet :P). I've read and heard a lot of rave reviews about it, so I was really, really excited to try it out, but to tell you the truth, I was quite bummed because it wasn't really as great as what people said.

I can have really, really dry lips sometimes, and being in air-con rooms don't help. The Baby Lips lip balm is moisturizing when you applied it at first, but it don't last long. At all. After about half an hour, my lips would start drying up and I'd have to reapply the lip balm. I have to admit this lip balm smells really, really great. The mango smell is not off-putting at all, but it is a hassle as I have to reapply it so much. Plus, I find my lips getting drier when the lip balm disappears... which sucks.

Anyways, the Maybelline Baby Lips lip balm retails for RM10.90 in all major pharmacies and department stores. I heard the color range is really great, but I'm on the fence. Maybe I'll get it when my other lip balms finishes :D

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That's me. With my moisturized lips (from another lipbalm that I'll review soon :D). Sigh. What a tiring day. Can't wait for the weekends... Though I am quite surprised how fast time flies... It's already the middle of the week! :O

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Smiling.

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"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing." I have always been a true believer in the fact that a smile could change a person's life.

Today I came across a situation where my smile wasn't received well. In fact, a frown was given in return, taking me by surprise. To tell you the truth, this isn't the first time something like this happen. It always happens. People would usually act like they didn't see my smile just to avoid smiling back. But frowns, well... I hate them.

Then there are people who would be genuinely surprised when I give them a smile. They would look left and right just to make sure it's them I'm smiling to before smiling back. That is one of the reactions that could always make my day. Very, very funny reaction. Lol. 

Anyways... If someone ever smile to you, do smile back! And if you ever encounter someone who looks very lonely and very bored, try giving them a smile. Who knows, you'd most probably be smiling at your future boyfriend/girlfriend. *winks* XD




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Monday, February 18, 2013

Suicide.

Suicide. A sensitive topic to many, yet it's something that's becoming increasingly common. My friend and I was talking about it just now, and I felt like writing about it, so here I am...

Killing yourself is a choice. A choice you consciously make. And yet there are times when the demons inside you, the depression that has been building up in you would take over your conscience and lead you to making decisions you wouldn't usually make. Trust me, I know what it is like. And it's hard for a depressed person to stop being suicidal, especially when that person is all alone, and if the depression is a result of years and years of accumulated pain.

Something you can do when suicidal thoughts cross your mind is to think positive. To think of people who's important to you, to think of people who'd be devastated by the loss of someone as important as you are. I know there are times when you'd feel like there's no hope, that you're better off dead, but trust me, you're not. There's still hope left, and no one deserves to die. There are things that would happen in the future that would make you look back at the time when you wanted to commit suicide then make you go "phew! Thank god I didn't!"

I have a friend who have been very, very suicidal. Not a single day passed without her thinking of committing suicide. She tried, in every ways, countless times, and there was this one time she almost succeeded. That one time costed her her health, and now she battles with headaches, numbness, bodyaches, and a risk of having losing a failing kidney. She had a family who loved her, friends who cared for her, yet she had always felt compelled to end her life. But then, recently, she found a reason to live. A reason for her to hold on to her life and appreciate it. And she regretted all the times she attempted suicide. Now she's trying to put her past behind her, and move forward, but she would find that there are times when her path is blocked by her past...

If you have a friend who talked about committing suicide, who is constantly depressed, do try and talk your friend out of it. Try to convince your friend how much him/her is missing just by not living life to the fullest. Trust me, sometimes all these people need is just a shoulder to cry on, someone to talk to, someone they can trust.

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Because a post is never complete without a picture :) Plus, this post is a bit depressing so I guess seeing my *coughs* cute *coughs* face would make someone's day?




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